Friends of The Institute
The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst houses both research facilities and a permanent teaching exhibition on the Holocaust. In the Institute's first year, more than 1,500 middle- and high school-students toured our permanent exhibition, "A Reason to Remember," guided by local survivor-docents. Hundreds of university students and faculty have also viewed the exhibition and attended numerous lectures, public events, and receptions on Holocaust, genocide, and memory related themes.
The Institute relies on the generosity and support of a wide network of donors and supporters for its programs, collections, and events, and to keep the exhibition doors open for students and the public. Generous gifts from our founding donors have made it possible to bring and then open our permanent teaching exhibition, but we continue to rely on the gifts of community members, donors, alumni, and professionals to sustain the activities and mission of the Institute. Contributing Friends of the Institute will be recognized and thanked for their support with an annual Newsletter, invitations to special events, announcements, and public and private receptions.